Major Button Types in SharePoint Document Library


On viewing a SharePoint document library page, you will find several buttons. Each of these buttons has a specific purpose. In this tutorial, we will learn about some of the most crucial of these buttons.


Different Button Types in Document Library

Upload Document Button :-

This button is located on the ribbon’s Files tab. It supports uploading of single/multiple files to the document library. So, a single click on this button will allow you upload files to your library as required.


Open with Explorer Button :-

This button is located on the ribbon’s Library tab. With this button, you can open the document library in a folder of Windows Explorer-type. This feature essentially requires using Internet Explorer 7.0 or another later version.


  • You can use this button to do following
  • Drag and drop multiple files into folders
  • Delete multiple files all at once
  • Create new folders in the same manner as is done while interacting with standard Windows file folder


Copies :-

This section of buttons is unique to the SharePoint document library. It is located on the ribbon’s Files tab and allows you to interact with a document by –


  • Simply downloading a document copy
  • Sending the copy to another location
  • Creating a document workspace
  • Managing file copies within the system


We hope this tutorial fully explains all major SharePoint document library page buttons.

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